Release Date: In Theaters now.
Written by: Adam Marcus and Debra Sullivan.
Directed by: John Luessenhop.
Starring: Alexandra Daddario, Tania Raymonde, Dan Yeager, Trey Songz, Bill Moseley and Gunnar Hansen.
The original TCM (1974) is a classic. TCM 2 (1986) is a classic in our eyes too, though in a different way. Leatherface: TCM 3 (1990) is not very classic, but holds a sentimental place in our hearts none the less. TCM: The Next Generation (1994) mostly sucks, but we don't completely hate it.
For better or worse, we absolutely love the TCM (2003) remake and its prequel, TCM: The Beginning (2006), so suck it. We are not ashamed.
So with all of that being said, it's fair to say that even at its worst, we're fans of Leatherface and the TCM Franchise as a whole.
And so we were really looking forward to TCM 3D, for various reasons, and we can now say with confidence that it at least wasn't the worst movie in the Franchise.
|This girl will show her midriff any time, anywhere!|
|Sure, Heather may look bewildered, but with that face, who cares.|
|Not expecting guests, Leatherface agonizes over which tools he should use to welcome them.|
|Oh look, she inherited a messy, painful death!|
The twist that occurred later on in the movie, and that took things in a whole different direction, was pretty interesting too. It was a change of pace for the franchise, and I'd be willing to endure a sequel to TCM 3D to see where the story goes.
It also goes without saying that Alexandra Daddario was also a plus here. She's so crazy hot that she had us in a trance for most of the running time, no doubt distracting us from the movie's many shortcomings.
|Do your thing, cuz!|
|Of course he has his shirt off, that's why he's in this movie to begin with.|
Leatherface's kills from the 1974 original shown via flashback mode, but there's plenty of new bloody business to love here too. TCM 3D was originally rated NC-17 for its violent content, but was trimmed down to an R, so we're imagining that the BD/DVD will be unrated with all of the extra grisly bits restored. Still, the R-rated version doesn't skimp on the crimson goodness, and had some pretty good gags in it.
|That was a particularly good one.|
|You knew what this was.|
Hotties in Alexandra Daddario and Tania Raymonde. They made this movie more watchable just for being in it, and that's nothing to shake a stick at, now is it?